Sunday, March 30, 2008

My 1970s Childhood TV Experience: The Krofft Supershow

Oooh, boy. They don't make shows like this anymore, do they? Kids minding their own business in a park are given balloons by some stoned adults in crazy spandex costumes who lead them them to downtown Atlanta.
Don't get left behind!
Take a trip with us today...
We will lead you to a land of dreams.
Krofft has some super shows;
They will blow your mind away
When you join us, you'll know why we say

It's just a crazy world
where anything goes down
and most of what appears isn't true
And in this crazy world
We like to be downtown
And laugh at life along with you...

The Krofft Super Show (x2)

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Friday, March 28, 2008

My 1970s Childhood TV Experience: Jabberwocky

I was a young boy near Boston during the early 70s. My portal to imagination was all the crazy children's TV programming on TV at the time. You're probably familiar with famous shows like Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Schoolhouse Rock, and Mr. Rogers. But there were also now largely forgotten, local programs produced, and some have stuck with me. I can't remember the episodes really, just the theme music and a bit of visual imagery.

Take for example, Jabberwocky, a show with a Gilliamesque animated opening sequence and a tune that is difficult to remove from your head once you hear it:
I've been looking for any sign of this show for years. (The Museum of Radio in NY did not have it.) Never expected to actually see it again. Thank you, youTube and Internet video!

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